WIPO Affiliation

As one of 179 member states party to the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), (1970), the State continues to receive invaluable asistance and support from the WIPO in the development of its intellectual property system.

The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 10 other governments of the Caribbean region have entered into an agreement with WIPO to promote the use of intellectual property as a tool for sustainable economic development. The agreement sets out the terms of a regional Cooperation for Development Project designed to support the region’s integration into the global economy through the creation of favourable conditions for the development, protection, management and use of intellectual property.

CIPO is the focal point for national activities under the Project. These activities alternate in focus between internal capacity building and outreach activities directed to fostering an intellectual property culture.